The television has seized our minds, ignoring what’s happening around us. David Sedaris’s story “Us and Them” is an example of a good story because of the humor, theme and conflict, these are elements creating an intensive piece. David Sedaris portrays humor throughout “Us and Them.” Humor establishes an entertaining environment and gives the readers joy, drawing them in with comedic writing. The Tomkey family “did not believe in
Tobias also uses Syntax to emphasize the unimportance and futile message. In his final sentence I laughed out loud conveys that, Wolff believes these demands are nonsensical and meaningless by keeping this sentence short and using simple punctuation. These connotations develop
Fitzgerald uses characterisation to explore the concept hollowness of the upper class. The further through the novel characters such as Tom, Daisy and Jordan are shown more in depth where their true hollow personalities surface, becoming more despised of by readers as they reveal their identities as careless by causing trouble and retreating into their money at Gatsby’s funeral and Myrtles Murder this is the most hollow and empty thing anyone could do. The hollowness of the upper class is highlighted by Daisy and Tom Buchannan whom are from the established class, both coming from a long tradition of wealth strongly believing that the grass is greener on the other side. Their hollow personalities cause them to commit adultery, corrupting their marriage as they desire money and new materialism. This is shown at one of Gatsby’s parties Quote – ‘and if you want to take down any addresses here’s my little gold pencil.’ Tom and Daisy are positioned to
Appearing multiple times in the novel, the “valley of ashes” represents the acrimony and poverty of New York in the 1920’s. Carraway describes this barren wasteland with words such as “grotesque” and “fantastic” (PAGE). By using the word grotesque, Fitzgerald portrays an ugly and distorted image of the contrasting world of lavish West Egg, and his tone is most prominently seen through this example. Shying from the masterful subtlety with which Fitzgerald employs his negative diction throughout the novel, “the valley of ashes” is given a simple yet effective description that harshly shows what Fitzgerald intends for the reader to understand. It is in Fitzgerald’s description of the “valley of ashes” that many differing opinions arise on Fitzgerald’s intentions.
Jessie believes that, “real power is the ability to get the inmates what they want – things they aren’t supposed to have – which happens to be a particular talent of mine,” (Spears__). Jessie gets people what they want so his classmates easily follow him. Willy Loman does not have vision that is plausible to his follower while Jessie does which leads to Jessi success and Willy’s
Molière’s play, Tartuffe, features an ensemble of unique characters who all reveal their personalities to the reader in their own way. For example, you have a character like Cléante who displays to us that he is a very wise and logical free thinker. Furthermore, the character of Orgon is able to illustrate that he is a gullible, but caring man who tries to see the best in people even though it almost causes his downfall. Of course, we also have the title character of Tartuffe, who, as his name suggests, is a hypocrite, with no real regard for anything besides his own motives. Of all the characters in the cast of Tartuffe I found that the one that resonated with me the most was Dorine.
The sultan and the mufti represent greed and the Cadi represents the false religion within Algeria. In this play we also see a free spirit, an elusive thinker opportunely called Puff of smoke, for all to be ridiculed. In this play in one act, mockery is their obscurantism and it is as unfathomable as the eternal collusion of interests between the powerful and the religious professionals: "The Sultan. [...] Only God can help us God preserves our people. God save our people eternal agitators.
Hazel and George’s dialogue were made up of several sentences that are all really simple and random and illustrates to the reader that to them there is not too much to talk about. The instances where the sounds that rang about in George’s ears, as Vonnegut describes, and would then forget everything in that instance. He explained and illustrated his sentences with complex words. Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, Harrison Bergeron, uses complex and descriptive words that really bring the story together.
“I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions” by Augusten Burroughs. Death of a salesman is written by Arthur Miller, The play is about this man named Willy who has a really big tragic flaw and tries to make his sons the same way that he is which is him being insecure. Willy’s tragic flaw makes himself insecure and wants his sons’ to listen to him meanwhile he’s going crazy. Willy’s intensity is demonstrated in his prideful behavior. Claims that he is “vital” in the New England when in reality he is not a good salesman (4).
Biff's behavior causes him to believe that his son is spiting him, although all he is trying to do is help his poor father. Willy will constantly say things that he does the opposite of, such as stating to 'not act like an office boy' yet scrambling to assist his boss in menial tasks. His self contradictory ways can also be supported by this quote, stating"One of the primary characteristics of Willy Loman's character is his penchant for self-contradiction: "Biff is a lazy bum! There's one thing about Biff- he's not lazy.""(Murphy). The most substantial evidence comes from Willy's hallucinations.
Dave is also headstrong, which is quite normal for a person of his age and that specific phase and time in life. Even after killing Jenny, and getting out of it Dave actions and behavior points to this. All these actions may depict Dave as a not very likeable person, however moral of the story is showing us why it is so important for maturity to take place. For the most part the story is written in a very naturalistic style. There is not much time spend in description, but rather paving the way and letting Dave emotions and thinking of what is going on around him take primary stands in the story.
Blacky’s brother team-man is in love, and he is starting to talk about agricultural college because his girlfriend lives on a farm. Everything’s changing, and Blacky still doesn’t know whose team he wants to be on. Blacky falls for Clarence, Dumby‘s sister. Blacky knows that a romance with a Nunga will fire up people’s aggressions and prejudices even further. Phillip Gwynne uses first person language in a deliberate manner; he disarms the reader with confidence that demonstrates the slippery nature of truth.
When Brick and Chani list of characteristics about themselves, which are not facts that seems socially appropriate to share with someone you are trying to impress, the audience finds it humorous because of the obvious mismatch present. Furthermore, this could also be considered and example of the cognitive debugging theory of humor, because we become aware of the fact that when someone says “tell us about yourself,” we typically only tell impressive